In the trenches in Cavan

If you are planning a visit to Cavan, you would do well to pay a visit to the Cavan County Museum in Ballyjamesduff.  We have visited a few county museums over the last few years but Cavan’s museum stood out.  Museums today should strive to create interactive user experience’s and the museum has embraced this idea. The Museum is based in a beautiful 19th-century building that … Continue reading In the trenches in Cavan

Woollen Mills Waterford

Industrial heritage along the greenway

Ireland’s industrial heritage along the greenway We cycled the new Waterford greenway, which runs for 46 kilometres along the Dungarvan to Waterford old train line.  One of the stops on the greenway is the quaint small town of Kilmacthomas, where this impressive 7 arch stone rubble rail viaduct which spans over the River Mahon, dominates the local landscape.  It opened in 1878 for the Great Southern … Continue reading Industrial heritage along the greenway

Dungarvan quayside

Deise Greenway

We were both looking forward to the official opening of the Waterford Greenway so once it opened we booked a Friday off work to try it out. With Richard hailing from Clonmel we stayed the Thursday night in his homeplace and set off early Friday morning for Dungarvan. Since the Deise greenway opened, a host of bike rental shops have opened so you will be … Continue reading Deise Greenway

Georgian house dining room

Belvedere House

A few photos from our visit to Belvedere House, located outside Mullingar in Westmeath, Ireland. Belvedere House was a Georgian villa built in 1740 by Robert Rochfort, Lord Belfield from designs by renowned architect Richard Cassells.  It was originally designed to be a hunting lodge or holiday villa but later became the main residence of Robert Rochfort, after he accused his wife Mary Molesworth of having … Continue reading Belvedere House

Sacred centre of Ireland

We visited the Hill of Uisneach in Westmeath in the midlands of Ireland.  We got a guided tour at the Hill of Uisneach as it is Heritage week, we also got an archaeological lecture with Dr Roseanne Schot from University College Galway.     We first heard of Uisneach, when we attended the Festivals of Fires a few years ago. Uisneach is the original seat … Continue reading Sacred centre of Ireland